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Carly Fiorina could shake up a crowded 2016 GOP field

May change race that lacks prominent women with possible bid. With the 2016 GOP presidential race starting in earnest in the new year, there is a dearth of prominent women candidates. But a number of Republicans say that Carly Fiorina could change that. Mrs. Fiorina, the first woman to run a Fortune 50 company and […] Read More →

A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

 Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama’s moves on immigration without alienating the nation’s fast-growing population of Hispanic voters may find a playbook in Colorado. GOP Rep. Cory Gardner won election to the Senate in the midterms in a state where 14 percent of voters are Hispanic. His GOP colleague, Rep. […] Read More →

Obama spurns GOP with expansive, Executive Actions on Immigration

 Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the nation’s fractured immigration laws in nearly […] Read More →

A Lawless President, Salting The Fields

Hugh Hewitt,   First, a programming note. The president addresses the nation tonight at 8 PM EST. My show will add an extra hour to collect reactions from callers and experts, and thus will be carried on most of my stations until 10 PM EST. You can listen online by clicking the button above or via […] Read More →

The GOP’s immigration nuclear option

Justin Haskins,   President Obama will announce his long-awaited immigration plan on Thursday evening, and it’s expected the president will, at the very least, make an effort to single-handedly legalize at least 3 million illegal aliens who have children that are U.S. citizens. Republicans will have to respond quickly with a plan of their own in order to win the […] Read More →

No on Keystone pipeline _ but GOP vows replay

 In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night to force completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans vowed to resurrect the controversial issue soon after taking two-house control of Congress in January. The 59-41 Senate vote was one short of the 60 needed to clear the House-passed measure, […] Read More →

Slate’s Left-Handed Sleight-of-Hand

Arthur Schaper,   Following the 2014 GOP shellacking which expanded Republican numbers in the House and gained the US Senate, left-wing contrarian William Saletan for Slate went to work dumbing down repudiation of Obama’s economic policies. The title could not be more explicit (and misleading): Really? The basis for William Saletan’s argument? Republicans campaigned, effectively and […] Read More →

Gop Is Now Much Younger and More Diverse

Big Winners of the 2014 Midterm Elections Who knew, the Republicans actually did it. They did not blow any races as they had in both 2010 (a couple) and 2012 (all of them). Despite early worries that the GOP would alienate their base or accidentally sabotage their own candidacies, Republicans managed to stay both scandal-less […] Read More →

Republican Dan Sullivan wins Senate race in Alaska

 Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, defeating first-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. Sullivan led Begich by about 8,100 votes on Election Night last week and held a comparable edge after election workers had counted about 20,000 absentee, early-voted and questioned ballots late Tuesday. Thousands more ballots remained to be counted, but the results […] Read More →